Waking Up: Alphonso Johnson “Love’s The Way I Feel About Cha”

October 18, 2012 at 9:19 am

This one was in my head when my eyes opened this morning. I often don't get down with some of the more vocal jazz fusion of the mid to late 70's. it tends to get a little soft for my palette, with a couple of exceptions: anything by George Duke, Flora Purim, and Herbie Hancock. This Alphonso Johnson album features a pretty heavy lineup of musicians:

Alphonso Johnson : Bass & Vocal
Philip Bailey : Vocals
Diane Reeves : Vocals
Grover Washington Jr : Tenor Saxophone
Patrice Rushen : Electric Piano
Lee Ritenour : Guitar
Mike Clark : Drums
Sheila Escovedo : Congas
David Foster : Organ
Ian Underwood : synthesizers,

The vocals by the amazing Diane Reeves are really what drew me in to this record. I can't even remember where I bought this LP.  I'm almost positive it was a dollar bin purchase, maybe $3.  Did I get it at a thrift store? Amoeba? Endo? Either way, what's important is that I share it with you. Hope you like it.



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